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“Spectacular collection of southwestern furniture” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Museum of Spanish Colonial Art

Museum of Spanish Colonial Art
Ranked #53 of 247 things to do in Santa Fe
Certificate of Excellence
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Owner description: This museum houses over 3,000 objects in its varied collection of Spanish Colonial art.
Memphis, Tennessee
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21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Spectacular collection of southwestern furniture”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

A lovely little gem of a museum, often overlooked by those heading to the International Folk Art or Wheelwright museums. Displays outstanding and important examples of early southwestern furniture and interesting small exhibits change every few months.

Visited July 2013
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Delaware
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393 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
“"An Historic Home, Housing Authentic Art!"”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

Atop Museum Hill (a must-visit area overlooking the Santa Fe basin), this is one of the unique attractions of multi-cultural and historic S.F. Low, $5. admission includes informative docent guidance. A pleasant stop to appreciate Spain's early history here, and that cultural heritage's influence today

Visited May 2013
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Santa Fe, New Mexico
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161 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 210 helpful votes
“It's small but neat”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

This museum changes it's main exhibit several times a year so it's never a 'been there,done that' experience. I've been there probably three times a year over the past several years and while some things never change, it's just enough Museum to keep one interested , but not so much that one tires or gets bored. For the husband that may lose interest before his wife, there are places to sit both inside and out.

Visited May 2013
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new canaan ct
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170 reviews
99 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
“A Rare Treat”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

Good timing - I walked in when the free docent tour was starting, which was excellent. This small museum is a gem with a great gift shop. The special exhibition (temporary) was of filagree and embroidery - gorgeous jewelry, combs, mantillas, and fabulous embroidered shawls imported from China back when. Definitely worth a stop.

Visited May 2013
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Los Ranchos de Albuquerque
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39 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Worth the visit!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Visit all the art museums and compare the Spanish Colonia to Native American, etc. Fantastic experiences! Great place to visit! So much for everyone to see! Staff is always helpful! I have been here several times over the years.

Visited February 2013
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